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[07/12/12 - 03:32 PM]
MTV Howls Over "Teen Wolf," Renewing the Show for a Third Season and Doubling the Episode Order to 24
This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season.

[via press release from MTV]

MTV HOWLS OVER "TEEN WOLF," RENEWING THE SHOW FOR A THIRD SEASON AND DOUBLING THE EPISODE ORDER TO 24

Tune-in to the Next All-New Episode on Monday, July 16 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT to Find Out if Everyone Makes it Out Alive!

SAN DIEGO, CA (July 12, 2012) - MTV announced to a packed room of fans at Comic-Con today the pick-up of a third season of its hit drama series "Teen Wolf." Season three will feature 24 episodes, double the number of its first and second seasons, and will shoot in Los Angeles. This unprecedented pick-up marks the first time an MTV primetime scripted series has been renewed for a third season and the largest episode order in the scripted category to date.

"'Teen Wolf' represents a terrific foray into the scripted world for the millennial MTV audience, and marks tremendous success in the continued diversification of our schedule," said David Janollari, Head of MTV Programming. "Renewing the show for a third season celebrates the creative vision of Executive Producer Jeff Davis and the remarkable talent of the cast who bring this bona fide fan favorite to life."

"Teen Wolf" was the #1 show in its time period among teens during its season one run, and has continued to reign in the demo throughout the second season. The series currently ranks as the #1 series across all TV in its time period among the key P12-34 demo, and draws 1.8 million total viewers each week.

On the social front, "Teen Wolf" is dominating the conversation, ranking weekly as one of the most social shows on cable, according to Trendrr. In addition, the series is seeing triple digit gains in both Facebook and Twitter engagement.

In the all-new episode on Monday, July 16, Scott and Stiles come up with a method to trap the new lizard-like shapeshifter, the Kanima, during a secret concert, while Allison's mother devises a plan of her own to take care of Scott once and for all. Will everyone make it out alive? "Teen Wolf" airs Monday nights at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on MTV. Click here for a special sneak peek.

To check out the music featured in Monday night's episode and for free downloads of featured songs, visit Soundtrack.MTV.com. For more ways to connect with "Teen Wolf" like it on Facebook or follow the show on Twitter.

"Teen Wolf" is part of MTV's continued commitment to scripted programming, along with the critically acclaimed comedy "Awkward," the launch of the comedy "The Inbetweeners " on Monday, August 20 at 10:30 p.m. ET/PT and the dramedy "Underemployed " coming this fall.

"Teen Wolf" is a sexy, suspenseful drama about transformation set against the backdrop of contemporary teen life, with a forbidden, romantic love story at its core. The series stars Tyler Posey as Scott McCall, Crystal Reed as Allison Argent, Dylan O'Brien as Stiles, Tyler Hoechlin as Derek Hale, Holland Roden as Lydia Martin and Colton Haynes as Jackson Whittemore.

"Teen Wolf" was developed by Jeff Davis (creator, "Criminal Minds") who also serves as executive producer. Additional executive producers include Marty Adelstein ("Prison Break"), René Echevarria ("Medium," "Castle"), Tony DiSanto and Liz Gateley. Russell Mulcahy ("Highlander," "Resident Evil: Extinction") is co-executive producer. The pilot was written by Jeff Davis and Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman and directed by Russell Mulcahy. The "Teen Wolf" series is based on a Screenplay by Jeph Loeb & Matthew Weisman. Justin Levy, Julie Schwachenwald and Anne Marie McGintee are the MTV executives in charge of production. The series is a co-production with MGM, in association with Lost Marbles Productions, Inc., First Cause, Inc. and DiGa.

Source: Nielsen. Live+SD. Ssn 2: 6/3/12-7/9/12. Ranked on 000s.

About MTV:

MTV is the world's premier youth entertainment brand. With a global reach of more than a half-billion households, MTV is the cultural home of the millennial generation, music fans and artists, and a pioneer in creating innovative programming for young people. MTV reflects and creates pop culture with its Emmy(R), Grammy(R) and Peabody(R) award-winning content built around compelling storytelling, music discovery and activism across TV, online and mobile. MTV's sibling networks MTV2 and mtvU each deliver unparalleled customized content for young males, music fans and college students, and its online hub MTV.com is a leading destination for music, news and pop culture. MTV is a unit of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB), one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms.





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